A Child’s Copybook Reader

(11 customer reviews)

This reader and copybook in one gives your student practice in reading and review by writing. Quality selections from classic children’s poetry, Aesop’s fables, the Bible, and more! A great way to help your beginning reader gain fluency and confidence! (Grades 1–3) See full description

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A reader and copybook in one!

Now you can use the same beautiful passages for both reading and printing practice! A Child’s Copybook Reader reinforces your child’s beginning reading skills and instills confidence through using the same words for copywork. All in one convenient book!

  • Quality selections add interest to reading and copying sessions.—Both you and your child will enjoy passages from classic children’s poetry, Aesop’s fables, the Bible, and The Happy Reader, a reader used in Charlotte Mason’s curriculum. (The English Standard Version of the Bible is used so your child will see the most commonly used form of words.)
  • A gentle approach encourages continued practice reading and printing.—Each reading selection is broken into smaller segments, like stanzas or paragraphs, to help your student focus on any new words in short lessons.
  • Built-in review increases word retention and reading fluency.—All of the words are reviewed as your student copies each reading segment in his best handwriting. Plus, the entire reading selection is presented later in the book for your child to read all the way through with confidence and expression.
  • The clean, spacious design promotes good handwriting.—Each copywork page provides lots of room for beginning writers and a beautiful model to copy, so your student can see what is expected of him and put forth his best effort. And the book lies flat to accommodate either left- or right-handed writers.

Available in Zaner Bloser and D’Nealian styles.

Volume 1: All Things Bright and Beautiful (poem), The Frogs and the Well (Aesop’s fable)
Volume 2: Mary’s Lamb (poem), The Farm (story), Matthew 7:24–29 (ESV)
Volume 3: The Wise May Bring Their Learning (poem), Country Noises (story), Luke 12:27–31 (ESV)

Beginning Reading and Writing Series

Delightful ReadingDelightful HandwritingA Child's Copybook ReaderPrint to CursiveHymns in Prose

11 reviews for A Child’s Copybook Reader

  1. Andrea 3b1g

    Wow. This looks fantastic! Thank you SCM team for another terrific resource. Does the sample PDF show only Volume 1? Will you be adding a sample so we can see volume 2 and volume 3? (can I assume Volume 2 and 3 increase in difficulty/length of passage as appropriate for grade 2 and grade 3 respectively?) Thanks again! Andi

    • Sonya Shafer

      All three volumes are about the same level, Andrea. The only difference is that Volume 1 starts with the three lines to guide the writing and transitions away from that; then Volumes 2 and 3 give only the base line on which to write. But all three have the same size font and approximately the same level of difficulty so you can stay at that level as long as you need to until the child is ready to move on.

      Once the child is ready for longer, more difficult passages and learning to write smaller, you’re ready to move to the Hymns in Prose copybook. If you want to introduce cursive at that point, do Print to Cursive Proverbs first then the Hymns in Prose cursive copybook.

  2. Crissy

    Can you tell me the difference between Blouser and D’Nealian. Thank you so much!

    • Doug Smith

      It’s just a difference in the slant and curl of the letter shapes. You can choose whichever one you like best.

  3. Crissy

    I just purchased Vol 1 and was wondering do I have my daughter do all the copy work for that passage in one setting or divide it up over several times? Thanks for your help!

    • Sonya Shafer

      It depends on your daughter, Crissy. If she is still in the beginning stages of writing, you might have her do just a line. If she is writing fluidly, you might have her do a page or so. The main thing is to set up good habits in her of full attention and best effort. So short sessions that encourage her to do her best work and stop before she loses that desire or that full attention are your goal. Use the book as a tool toward those habits, whatever length of passage will work best in her situation. Quality over quantity.

  4. Crissy

    Thank you so much!

  5. Bonnie

    I’d love to see these in an Italics handwriting style (such as Getty-Dubay).

  6. Christy

    I second the request for the italics style.

  7. caycecronk

    I wish they were available in HWOT style! These look awesome!

    • Andrea

      I second the request for HWOT style.

    • kurtjenvb

      I third the request for HWOT style!

  8. Margie Archer

    I would love Italic style too! 🙂

  9. Richele

    For those of you that are requesting italics: My oldest son had learned handwriting through Penny Gardner’s “Italics, Beautiful Handwriting for Children” and it was an easy transition from italics to D’Nealian using SCM’s “Print to Cursive Proverbs.” We started our youngest in “Delightful Handwriting” D’Nealian and he’ll transition to the copybook reader this year. His handwriting is beautiful.

  10. Mbarck

    Our son really enjoyed these last year. The spaciousness of the lines were just right for him and the selected passages so pleasant.

  11. Sarah

    I have brought the set and they look fabulous, we’ve only used the first one so far and have found it to be great. Thank you for a great product!

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